Water Heater Repair Services in Birmingham, AL and Surrounding Areas

Hot water is a necessity, and it’s used every day for bathing, washing clothes and doing dishes. If you have small children or elderly residents in your home, a broken water heater can be a matter of health and safety. If you need your water heater repaired, call the experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.

We provide fast and reliable plumbing services, and we guarantee your 100-percent satisfaction with our services and plumbers. We’re here when you need us too – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Water Heater Repair

Our experienced plumbers know how to repair virtually every kind of water heater, including tankless and conventional models. Here are some of the more common problems that affect water heaters:

  • Rusty or rust-colored water
  • Lack of hot water
  • Popping or rumbling noises
  • Tepid or intermittent hot water
  • Rotten egg or sulfur smell
  • Whining, screeching or grinding sounds
  • Water heating leaks

In some cases, water heater issues can be caused by a broken high-temperature cutoff switch or a faulty circuit breaker. If your water is only lukewarm, your dip tube may be cracked inside the tank. Excessively hot or scalding water may be the result of a bad thermostat or pressure relief valve. Scalding water represents a serious safety hazard, and the unit should be immediately repaired by a professional plumber.

Water Heater Leaks

If your water heater is leaking, it should be shut down and drained immediately. Water leaks generally become more severe as time goes by and may cause considerable property damage. You can’t ignore a leaking water heater, so you may want to call for our 24/7 emergency service to reduce the chance of significant damage.

Water Heater Replacement

If your Birmingham, Hoover, Pelham, Vestavia Hills, AL, or the surrounding area water heater is obsolete or really old, you might want to consider replacing it with a new energy-efficient model. It’s important to choose a unit that produces enough hot water to service your entire family during the busiest time of the day. One of our plumbing professionals can help determine your usage patterns, so the water heater you select has adequate capacity. Water can be heated in two different ways:

  • Conventional: The water heaters people are most familiar with have a storage tank and either electric heating elements or gas burners. You can compare efficiencies by looking at the EF rating for each model you’re considering.
  • Tankless: Tankless water heaters heat water instantaneously, so they’re very efficient. Since they don’t have a bulky storage tank, they take up a lot less room. If you want to go tankless, make sure the unit you choose has enough capacity to serve your family at peak hours of use.